Hello to everyone!
I would like to connect a stereo amplifier through the pre-out of my Denon AVR-2310 to drive the FL and FR speakers.
My setup is as follows:
· Denon AVR-2310 (obviously
· FL and FR are Rega RS5
· SL and SR are Rega RS1
· C is Rega RSVox
· No subwoofer (it'll come later, not missing right now)
· The TV is a Panasonic V10 42"
· The source is MacMini running Amarra and the output goes to a dedicated DAC via USB (for 5.1 sound) and via BNC through a M2Tech Hiface interface for stereo music. The DAC then passes the digital signal untouched to the Denon via coaxial and the analog conversion through RCA.
What I intend to do is use a dedicated stereo amplifier to drive the front speakers. I would connect the FL and FR pre-out in the Denon to the L R main-in of the amplifier. On the other hand the SPDIF-out of the DAC would be connected to the Coax-in of the Denon while the RCA out of the DAC would be connected directly to the stereo amplifier.
So far so good, my doubt is: how should I set up the pre-out on the Denon to drive the front speakers properly while reproducing movies? Do I have to run the Audissey set up again, this time with the stereo amp on? Do I have to change something on the Denon? Does it "recognize" there's a stereo connected? I've search through the manual and batpig's guide but haven't found anything related to this, maybe it's my fault and there's something written about it
Why am I doing this? Well, I'm not satisfied with the stereo music performance of the Denon (please don't hate me
). As far as movies are concerned it performs wonderfully, but regarding stereo music it's not my cup of tea. I've tried all kind of configurations and definitely there's something missing, at least for me. I hooked my mother's Harman Kardon stereo amplifier (HK6150) directly to the DAC and the speakers and well... it was outstanding, a perfect match. I'm not playing down the Denon here, I'm really glad I bought it (actually I bought because of the pre-out thinking about a dedicated amp) and I enjoy every minute of it while watching movies but, for my taste, I miss something while playing music, so that's why I'm taking this route.
Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to read this,
Best regards to everyone,